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Old 12-11-2005, 10:13 AM   #1
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I can't remove GRUB... Why?


Hi All

I'm using Debian Sarge 3.1 (kernel 2.4). I want to remove
the GRUB to install the LInux LOader, to remove the GRUB
I am running this command:

apt-get remove --purge grub

There is no problem in remove it, and to install the LILO:

apt-get install lilo

then /sbin/lilo

The problem is:

When I reboot the computer the grub is installed yet...

What's happenned???
What I have to do to remove grub and install LILO??

Thanks
 
Old 12-11-2005, 10:58 AM   #2
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GRUB is installed in the MBR of your bot disk. All you did was remove the grub support programs.

Use your new LiLO to change the MBR to LiLO.
 
Old 12-11-2005, 06:18 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by PTrenholme
GRUB is installed in the MBR of your bot disk. All you did was remove the grub support programs.

Use your new LiLO to change the MBR to LiLO.
I am pleased your help PTrenholme, but how can I remove GRUB from the MBR?

Thanks very much!!
 
Old 12-11-2005, 07:42 PM   #4
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You need to make sure that lilo is installed to your MBR. You can do this by editing your /etc/lilo.conf and making sure that its installed to somewhere like /dev/hda (your first hard drive) and then run /sbin/lilo. Lilo will then overwrite grub.
 
Old 12-11-2005, 08:00 PM   #5
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The command is

lilo -b /dev/hda

-b is to the boot sector and hda is for the who disk hence the MBR.

Grub or Lilo resides in the MBR. You overwrite one with another.
 
Old 12-11-2005, 08:51 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by reddazz
You need to make sure that lilo is installed to your MBR. You can do this by editing your /etc/lilo.conf and making sure that its installed to somewhere like /dev/hda (your first hard drive) and then run /sbin/lilo. Lilo will then overwrite grub.
Hi reddazz and saikee

Very, very good your answeres. I could understand the two ways to
install the Linux Loader in the MBR consequently I could solve my
problem.

Thanks... Thanks very much!!
 
  


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